Welfare

On this page you can find information regarding welfare: housing, health care, university pastors and more. Here are also the contact details of our harassment contact people.

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Housing

In Lappeenranta we have a guarantee for housing for newcomers, but you still have to apply for an apartment, and the apartment offered might not be what you wished for. 

LOAS rents apartments and recreational spaces for students and organizations in Lappeenranta. LOAS has different kind of apartments (shared apartments, studios, two-room studios and family apartments) and most of them are located next to the campus area or in city center, and every apartment have an Internet access.
LOAS: https://www.loas.fi/fi
LOAS-intra: https://intra.loas.fi/ 

There are also other organizations offering housing in Lappeenranta, and also there are apartments in the private sector. Lumo offers rental apartments in Lappeenranta that are ready to move in in the best scenario. Aspakoti offers rental apartments, but lines to these might be quite long.

 

In Lahti student housing is offered by Lahden Talot. There are also many apartments in the private sector and Lumo has apartments in Lahti, too.

Exercise

LTKY järjestää vuosittain useita liikuntahenkisiä tapahtumia, joihin ylioppilaskunnan jäsenillä on vapaa pääsy. Ylioppilaskunta tukee myös jäsenistönsä liikuntaa vaikuttamalla kuntapolitiikkaan ajamalla mm. lähiliikuntapaikkojen kehittämistä Skinnarilan ja Sammonlahden alueella sekä Lahdessa, tavoitteenaan kehittää liikuntamahdollisuuksia kampusten läheisyydessä. Saat hankittua MOVEOn liikuntapassit kampuskioskilta tai LUTin verkkokaupasta: https://lutshop.lut.fi/

LTKY organizes many sports events yearly, in which every student union member can participate in. The student union also supports it’s members exercises and well-being by/with 

LTKY cooperates with LUT and LAB offering sports services for both students and staff in campus. There are gyms in campuses which are open for students with MOVEO’s membership. There are also outdoor gyms in campuses which are open for everyone.

LTKY’s board member responsible for sports and well-being and LTKY’s advocacy expert is responsible for communication with MOVEO and LUT and LAB in matter of well-being. If there are any suggestions or comments regarding the sports facilities in campus, you can contact LTKY via email or feedback box on our website. 

In addition, LTKY has also two golf shares to Viipuri Golf.

MOVEO

MOVEO is LUT and LAB’s common sports service, which offers higher education students high-quality, versatile and affordable sports and well-being services. The aim of MOVEO is to advance and support students’ well-being in studies and also create team spirit between both universities and different study fields. MOVEO offers services both in Lappeenranta and Lahti campus.

MOVEO is responsible for sports services, like group exercises, gym shifts, ball game shifts and other discounts available with a membership. You can get your own membership sticker from the Kiosk in LUT main building in Lappeenranta campus, or in the LUT online shop: https://lutshop.lut.fi/

More specific and up-to-date information about MOVEOs services are in LAB’s website: https://lab.fi/en/moveo, and in MOVEO’s social media:

MOVEO Lappeenranta: Facebook and Instagram

MOVEO Lahti: Facebook and Instagram

Hobby and leisure associations

In Lappeenranta there are many different hobby and leisure associations that work with LTKY for the well-being of students. These associations offer hobby possibilities and also help students alike find each other. You can find list of these associations here.

FSHS Finnish Student Health Services

During your studies your support of well-being and health is Finnish Student Health Services (FSHS). FSHS is a specialist in student health care: we offer you as a student of university general, mental and oral health services and support for well-being of study communities. Read more about FSHS services yths.fi/en. When payed the student union fee, it includes 44€ for FSHS services which allows a degree student to use their services for the Autumn semester 2020.

Worried about your health? Find information and self-care instructions in the student health resource pages. Our health information site contains a variety of articles on matters related to student-age adults’ health, medical conditions, mental health and oral health. 

The services FSHS offers include: health nurse, general and specialist doctors (e.g. dermatologist, gynecologist, psychiatrist), physiotherapist, dental and mental health services. Services are free excluding dental services. Dental service rates: 10-20 minutes appointment 16€, 20-40 minutes 24€ and over 40 minutes appointments 30€.

Using services

The service unit in Lappeenranta is located in building 7, 1. and 2 floor. The door is next to the walkway between Student union house and building 7.

Opening hours:
Mon – Thu at 8 am – 3 pm
Fri 8 am – 2 pm

More information https://www.yths.fi/en/service-units/lappeenranta-2/.

In Lahti the services are outsourced. More information https://www.yths.fi/en/service-units/.

To book an appointment you can contact the healthcare professionals in SelfChat or by calling the FSHS unit in your study town (Lappeenranta of Lahti). Your need for treatment will be assessed by healtcare professional before booking an appointment for FSHS services.

Self is the student’s own online service for health care issues at FSHS. You can update your contact information, manage appointment bookings, communicate via contact form or chat and start remote consultation. Start using Self right away! yths.fi/en/self-info

When FSHS is closed:

Students (also those not studying in different campus or university) can use municipal health services outside FSHS opening hours. The local healthcare centers are open until 4 pm, after which the South Karelian health center (Eksote) is on call.

The yearly fee of health center is 27,40€, which stands until the end of the current calendar year. South Karelian health center is on call outside office hours (Mon – Fri 7 am – 4 pm). When using their services, you have to pay 18,80€ per every visit along with the yearly fee.

When in need of expert service appointments (internal medicine, surgery, lungs), the fee is 27,40€. These fees FSHS will not cover. If you are in some other town than your own study town, you are allowed to use that town’s FSHS services during their opening hours. Take your student card with you!

Student healthcare services for students in higher education starting 1 January 2021. 

The Act on Student Health Services for Students in Higher Education will come into force on 1 January 2021 and the (FSHS) will provide student healthcare services for all higher education students. The healthcare fee for higher education students for the spring term 2021 is paid to Kela. Learn more about student healthcare services http://www.yths.fi/en/fshs2021. Up-to-date information on the healthcare fee for higher education students and payment of the fee is available on Kela’s website https://www.kela.fi/web/en/healthcare-fee-for-students-in-higher-education.

Mental Health

Study guidance

If you feel like your studies are not proceeding as you’d like, contact your study field’s study counsellor or study advisor. With them you can go through your study plan, and how to proceed with your studies.

 

In Bachelor and Master Thesis, help can be asked from your study advisor and mater thesis instructors, or you programme’s teacher tutor.

The study guidance team is located in building 2, near the Indian restaurant. More information can be found in uni.lut’s Study Guidance and Counselling.

Well-being week

The welfare task force organizes Well-being week for all campus students and staff every Autumn and Spring. The biggest separate events during the Well-being week are well-being fair and Sports night by Parru ry. there are also may other events during the week. This Autumn the Well-being week will be held on week 41, if the epidemic situation allows us to.

University pastors

Skinnarila campus has two campus chaplains (Evangelical Lutheran), Revd. Sari Kosonen and Revd. Aki Lasonen. They are available for all the students without asking about anybody’s religion or denomination. You can contact the campus chaplains for example when
* you wish to talk to someone about anything going on in life.
* you are interested in talking or learning more about a philosophical or theological topic.
* you need more information about church ceremonies such as marriage, blessing of a marriage, prayer for the spouses, blessing of home or baptism.
* you wish to have confirmation training (rippikoulu).
* you’d like to organize a student gathering and need help with that.

The chaplaincy office is located in Skinnarila campus in room 5113 (directly by the LUT main entrance, opposite of the cloakroom).

You can call, send a text or a WhatsApp message or e-mail to the campus chaplains:
Sari Kosonen 040 3126 823; [email protected]
Aki Lasonen 040 3126 704; [email protected]

The campus chaplains can also be found in Instagram under lappeenrannan_oppilaitospapit.

Harassment Contact Person

Student union wants to prevent harassment in university.
By having harassment contact persons, we try to lower the threshold for reporting harassment that might happen in our university community.

Harassment may include, for example, mental or physical bullying, threatening, unequal treatment, discrimination, distressing messages, inappropriate remarks, untruthful gossip, or any other activity that the target of harassment feels uncomfortable or offensive. Defining harassment is difficult, because it is always related with the person’s feelings of the experience. Something what is normal to you, might be inappropriate for someone else. Harassment is any kind of action or behavior, which continues, even after the target has told it’s out of line.

Harassment contact person is a support person, who you can turn to, if you feel like you’ve been harassed by another student or staff. Harassment contact person supports and guides you through harassment cases. Harassment contact person helps if you can not find the right person to tell about distress and guides you where to find more help, if needed. They advise and support students who have encountered harassment, assault, discrimination, bullying or other unequal treatment.

Harassment contact persons are not professionals, but they are LTKY staff or board members, who are trained for their job. You can also be in contact with them, even if you are not the subject of harassment, but have seen harassment or want to talk about harassment prevention.

Harassment contact persons will not take any further action without the consent of the person concerned and the discussions are strictly confidential as the harassment contact persons are bound by the confidentiality obligation.

  • LTKY offers harassment prevention and equality lessons held by our advocacy expert. If you’re interested, contact [email protected]

Harassment contact persons

Harassment contact persons for Lappeenranta are advocacy expert Tiia Kettunen and board member Vili Seppälä. Harassment contact person for Lahti is Jenni Mäkelä.

Lappeenranta: 

Tiia Kettunen
[email protected]
044 293 8825

Vili Seppälä
[email protected]
040 418 3323

Lahti:

Jenni Mäkelä
[email protected]
045 121 0200